Maryculter Trinity Church Scotland

The congregation of Maryculter Trinity Church have elected the following 11 members

to serve on the Nominating Committee:



Mrs. Helen Anderson

Nominated by Mrs. Joyce Mackintosh              Seconded by Mrs. Sheila Bisset  


Mrs. Margaret Britten

Nominated by Mr. John McCafferty                 Seconded by Mrs. Joyce Mackintosh


Mrs. Dianne Brown

Nominated by Mrs. Mary Ewen                        Seconded by Mrs. Anne Massie


Dr. David Fowler

Nominated by Mrs. Dianne Brown                   Seconded by Mrs. Helen Anderson


Mr. James Grant

Nominated by Mrs. Peggy Paterson                  Seconded by Mrs. Kathleen Paterson 


Mrs. Alison Lawrence

Nominated by Mrs. Kathleen Paterson              Seconded by Mr. Leslie Paterson


Mrs. Joyce Mackintosh

Nominated by Mr. John McCafferty                  Seconded by Mrs. Alison Stewart


Mr. John McCafferty                                            

Nominated by Mr. Alexander Taylor                Seconded by Mrs. Violet Taylor     


Mrs. Shona Simpson

Nominated by Mr. Leslie Paterson                    Seconded by Mrs. Kathleen Paterson


Mrs. Alison Stewart

Nominated by Mr. John McCafferty                 Seconded by Mrs. Joyce Mackintosh


Mrs. Violet Taylor

Nominated by Mrs. Christine Spark                  Seconded by Mr. Ronald Spark


The Church of Scotland

Presbytery of Kincardine and Deeside

Clerk: Rev. Hugh Conkey B.Sc. B.D.,

39 St Ternan’s Road, Newtonhill, Stonehaven, AB39 3PF.

Tel: 01569 739297, E-mail:






To be read at all Services on Sunday 18th April 2021

NB this intimation is also to be displayed as prominently as possible at the church building for seven days




Notice is hereby given that the Vacancy Procedure Committee of the Presbytery of Kincardine and Deeside in the pending vacancy at Maryculter Trinity proposes to:-

  1. Note the intention of the Rev Dr Melvyn Griffiths to retire on 31st July 2021 and release him from the pastoral tie as of that date.

  2. Declare the congregation of Maryculter Trinity vacant as from 1st August 2021

  3. Appoint the Rev Tony Stephen as Interim Moderator in the pending vacancy (with immediate effect as regards steps towards filling the vacancy)

  4. Grant the congregation of Maryculter Trinity permission to call a minister in full status, in accordance with the Presbytery Plan.

  5. Appoint Mr Mike Jamieson (C), Dr Marshall Halliday and the Rev Amy Pierce as the Presbytery Advisory Committee in this pending Vacancy.

This action will proceed unless at least four persons, who are either communicant members of this congregation of Stonehaven: Fetteresso or full members of Presbytery, together or separately submit to the Presbytery Clerk a request for this proposal to be considered at the next meeting of the Presbytery. Any such request must set out the relevant reasons.

You should submit any such request in writing to the Rev. Hugh Conkey, 39 St Ternan’s Road, Newtonhill, Stonehaven, AB39 3PF by Monday 26th April 2021.

If four valid requests are received, then the said proposals will be suspended and the approval of Presbytery will be required.

Hugh Conkey, Presbytery Clerk.







At Maryculter Trinity Church, Sunday 18th April 2021

The above intimation was this day read by me in the face of the congregation.




A Bible Study Group meet every Tuesday evening in The Manse at 7.30pm.  Please note that dates can change from time to time so please check with Rev. Mel Griffiths Tel. 01224 730150 before attending.  This is ecumenical and open to all who are interested.  Come along and join in reading and discussing a different passage each week, sing hymns, pray, and enjoy fellowship over a cup of tea or coffee.

Community Coffee Mornings are held on the 1st, 3rd 5th Wednesday of the month in Maryculter Trinity Church from 10.00am – 11.30am.  Fresh coffee or tea and home bakes £2.50.  Come and enjoy chats with friends, and make new friends.  We look forward to welcoming you.  For further details or to arrange a lift, please phone Alison Stewart 01224 861048, or Dianne Brown on 01224 734687.

The Guild led by Mrs Helen Anderson is held on the first Monday of the month at 7.30 – 9.30pm in Maryculter Trinity Church Hall from February to April.  New members or visitors are always welcome to come and hear interesting talks, enjoy fellowship and a cup of tea.  Further details from Helen Tel. No. 01330 811754.

Fairtrade:  We are a Fairtrade church which means we use, sell and promote Traidcraft products, and these are available at the sales table in the church hall every Sunday after the morning service.

Christian Aid: We run events throughout the year for this organisation and have helped many projects including Water Aid, present Aid and HIV/Aids.